Rotherham attractions

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Thrybergh Country ParkRotherham lies in Yorkshire, the largest of all England's counties. In the northwest of the county lies the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a lovely patchwork of limestone hills, gentle valleys and the high peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough. The classical Yorkshire Dales spread to the north from the market and spa towns of Settle, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, with most of the larger southern dales such as Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale running roughly parallel from north to south, and the more northerly dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale running generally from west to east. The North York Moors is the county's other national park, with bleak upland moors and a magnificent rugged coastline. To the southeast of the region lie the Yorkshire Wolds, formed from chalk hills that arc from the Humber estuary west of Kingston upon Hull up to the North Sea coast between Bridlington and Scarborough. Photo left: Thrybergh Country Park

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Attractions Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 2233600. Built at a cost of £29 million and offering a capacity for 50000 spectators, Don Valley Stadium is one of the finest sports stadiums in the UK. The stadium is situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall. donvalleystadium.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Don Valley Stadium

Attractions The Sheffield Ski Village, Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ Tel: 0114 276 9459. Sheffield Ski Village has the largest dry ski slope in Europe as well as snowboarding facilities and a toboggan run, modern ski lifts, nursery slopes, blue, red and black runs and ski lessons. sheffieldskivillage.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Sheffield Ski Village

Attractions Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF Tel: 0114 256 2002 - the award winning Hallam FM Arena has established an excellent reputation for hosting world class events including concerts, ice shows, sport and exhibitions. www.hallamfmarena.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Attractions Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709 720 002. The Magna science and adventure centre lets visitors walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado, blast water cannons and take the controls of a JCB. The complex is converted from a former steelworks and divided into four indoor pavilions, Earth, Fire, Water and Air. www.visitmagna.co.uk. On the outskirts of Rotherham.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Conisbrough Castle

Attractions Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN12 3BU. One of the country's finest Norman castles. Since the Ivanhoe Trust took over the management of the castle, a new Visitor Centre has been constructed, floodlighting has been installed around the castle and a new car park has been provided. Conisbrough Castle is regarded as having one of the finest Norman keep towers anywhere in England. Coach and car parking free of charge at the foot of the castle. Disabled car parking is available next to the visitor centre. www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk. About 5 miles north of Rotherham.

Conisbrough Castle

Attractions Roche Abbey, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8NW. Tel: 01709 812739. A Cistercian abbey with a striking tall eastern end, built around 1170 in the new Gothic style. It displays one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations and incorporating the original drainage ditch. English Heritage charges apply. About 5 miles east of Rotherham.

Roche Abbey, Maltby,

Thrybergh Country Park

Attractions Thrybergh Country Park, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Tel: 01709 850353. Thrybergh reservoir was constructed in 1880 to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. Due to the amount of leakage Thrybergh reservoir never met the demands put on it. Today Thrybergh is a nature lover’s paradise with 200 species of birds and other wildlife in the area. On the outskirts of Rotherham.

Thrybergh Country Park

Chesterfield Canal

Attractions Chesterfield Canal Trust. The Trust aims to promote the full restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal. Already the Chesterfield Canal has much to offer; the 46-mile canal has narrow locks, wide locks, and tunnels. It originally ran from the River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham. The section near Chesterfield offers the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 7JB. Tel: 01246 551035. Main towns near the canal - Rotherham Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough.

Chesterfield Canal

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